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European Coalition is a reality now

Some ideas take years to materialise. Some take the world by storm. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz Early December 2018 Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Poland’s former left wing prime minister, foreign minister and for many years an independent senator, appeals:…


When the child predator priest monument goes down

The issue of paedophilia in the Catholic Church is a delicate and important matter. The issue of covering up of paedophiles among the Catholic clergy has been a major problem for the leadership of the…


Hosting the Middle East Summit was a mistake

The conference on the Middle East peace and security ends in Warsaw on Thursday, 14 February. Some 60+ countries are present. US Vice-president Mike Pence, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo and Poland’s minister of foreign…




PiS leaks front people in EP elections

Yesterday evening the Polish media revealed the leading candidates of Law and Justice in the EP elections. As Poland is divided into 13 electoral districts the candidates who are PiS no.1 choices in each electoral…


Before the Warsaw Middle East Conference begins

Before the Middle East conference in Warsaw starts there is an array of perspectives on why this event takes place now and why in Warsaw. A variety of actors land in the Polish capital with…


Who Poles like

According to the latest survey of positive and negative feelings towards 22 nations, the Polish citizens hold positive views of 16 of the surveyed nations. The results of the opinion poll: [10-17.01.2019] Na 22 uwzględnione…



Norway and Poland at a consular war

Yesterday evening Norway declared the Polish consul Sławomir Kowalski persona non grata. The news that due to Warsaw’s refusal to call back their consul. In response, the Polish MFA has declared a Norwegian consul a…


The kind of Europe PiS wants

Everyday news is one thing. The Harrold Macmillan words “Events, dear boy, events” rule the politics and the media attention. What grows underneath in the country is not exactly catchy on a specific day. Yet…


5x MEP Awards noms for Polish MEPs!

This is another awards season. “Winter is coming” is a motto of the Stark family of the HBO series Game of Thrones. It will be a big hit later this year and definitely a frontrunner…


PiS fights the Solidarność heritage

Back in time: in 1980s a massive political opposition to the Communist government of Poland arises under the name Solidarność. It has its leaders and structure. It works under the spiritual leadership of the Pope…


“Watch out what you share”

What one fake news can do is to seed a mistrust. A mistrust to another human being because of who they are, because of who they believe in, because of how they look like. Here…


The Spring is coming

When on Sunday Robert Biedroń entered the main stage in Warsaw’s Torwar stadium, he had his Macron moment with the Ode to Joy playing in the background. Is Biedroń Poland’s Macron the same way as…



European Coalition for Poland

The European Coalition for Poland is a new initiative of former Polish pro-European prime ministers and foreign ministers, who have joined forces to stop the anti-European march of the Law and Justice. Will they succeed?…


Norway to expel Polish consul: EU reacts

Migrant families are particularly exposed in Norway to a powerful agency Barnevernet. Now one of their protectors, consul Sławomir Kowalski, is to be expelled. Polish and EU diplomats react. Act 1: The accusation 21 January:…


Kosiniak-Kamysz: PSL like CSU

Last Friday the leader of the Polish People’s Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL) Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz gave a major policy interview in Dziennik-Gazeta Prawna. In it he outlined the main issues his party has to confront…


The Kaczyński Tapes

On Tuesday morning yesterday news feel like last winter Olympics: long gone. Monday is full of corruption stories. This week’s Monday is an entrée for the big story, as announced, which is scheduled for Tuesday….


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